Mar 19, 2013 9:00am EDT
. ladies and gentlemen police join me in welcoming congresswoman michele bachmann. [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> good morning. good to see you. so glad you're here. good morning. love you, too. good morning. welcome, everyone. thank you for that wonderful, wonderful tea bag or the morning welcome. and you are up and you. welcome to washington, d.c. the epicenter of care and compassion. it is a very unique city, as you know. you have to show a photo id in would have a white house tour. and then they turn around and demand you put away your id before you vote for the man sitting in the white house. it's a city of care and compassion. and someone to ask you a very important question this morning. who is it in your life that you can think of that really does care about you? who is that? okay, pretty safe bet, mom and dad. pretty safe bet. your dog, always. you can always count on your dog. you can't -- you can never count on your cat. i would say that's a given. but i want you to know with absolute confidence who it is that does care about you. it is this movement, this represented in th
Mar 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
children, mark and michelle and their granddaughter. we talked the other day when i learned he was retiring. i remember a lot of things. i have already talked about what a fine gentleman he is. but one thing he and i joked about today, i was here handling the floor as i did for daschle for those many years, and there was this big crash. what has happened here? what had happened, myron was rushing around here, doing the work that he did, and he could not have done a better pir owette if he had been -- pirouette if he had been a ballerina. he flipped in the air, came crashing down. everybody thought something bad had happened. he got up, smiled and walked away. he and i joked about that earlier. earlier, i asked gary, i said find somebody on the staff that was there when myron fell, and no one remembered, but myron and i remembered, so i went and talked to him myself. he's leaving next week to go on a cruise, cancun, mexico, with his wife and his granddaughter. i thank him on behalf of the entire senate for his faithful service to our country and to the united states senate. i wish h
Mar 18, 2013 8:30am EDT
ellen has this, is this the rnc's charm offensive? and this from michelle, gop's principles sound but messaging not wide enough. we have more at twitter.com/c-span. more live coverage coming up today on c-span2. later this morning we will go live to the east room of the white house, president obama expected to name thomas e. perez who heads up the justice department's civil rights division as his mom knee to head the labor d., and we will carry that announcement live at about 11:40 eastern this morning here on c-span2. also at 12:30, remarks from michigan senator carl levin. he'll be speaking at the council on foreign relations on u.s. defense policy issues. life coverage begins at 12:30 eastern again here on c-span2. and the u.s. house and senate return today to consider continuing funding for the federal government past march 27th when current funding expires. they're also expected to work on their respective budget plans for fiscal year 204. the house back at 2 p.m. for legislative business. floor debate likely while members wait for the senate to ask. also the senate in at 3 p.m.